Different Preferences, Same Values

Kate Ginley, Opinion Editor

February 25, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The LGBTQ community has stepped out from the shadows it was once forced to hide within. However, while gay marriage was legalized this past summer, other sexualities like bisexuality and asexuality remain misunderstood and often ...

Catalyst for Body Shaming Alters Image

Isabel Owens, Saladman

February 25, 2016

Filed under Opinion

57 years too late, but better now than never, the makers of Barbie have finally rejected the singular standard of beauty they've marketed since the debut of their first blonde-haired, white-skinned, stick-thin doll as the quintessential...

Purpose of Education Misunderstood

Andie Cohen, Staff Writer

February 17, 2016

Filed under Opinion

With all the emphasis on getting into college, students and parents seem to have lost sight of what's actually important: The process of learning and developing skills. Instead of nurturing a love for the process, students...

Male Self Control, Not Female Temperance, Real Issue

Kate Ginley, Opinion Editor

February 8, 2016

Filed under Opinion

To be "confirmed" in the Catholic faith one must demonstrate their special connection to God. According to my church, the only way to do this is to isolate one's self in the woods, sans wifi.  Thus, I was forced to spend...

Live for the Moment

Daniela Moroz, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Winter holidays are synonymous with cold weather, snow, brightly decorated Christmas trees, family, and warm, comfy clothes. Winter usually means huddling under a blanket by the fireplace, hoping you won't spill hot chocolat...

Social Pressure, Misguided Assumptions Foster Unhealthy Food Habits

Mariel Rossi deVries, staff writer

December 24, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Not so subliminal messages about what we eat constantly bombard us and because eating is a necessary part of life, we cannot escape them. Teachers in P.E. tell us to eat more "healthy" food, while other voices promote various...

Paris Posts Fail to Solve Crisis

Rachel Jin, Lifestyle Editor

November 16, 2015

Filed under Opinion

For many, the recent violence in Paris is a sad reminder to the world of the acts of terror that have ravaged the globe over the past 2 decades. For me, they were also a reminder of the battles against terrorism yet to come. ...

Letter to the Editor: Kendra Hilton

Kendra Hilton, Senior

November 13, 2015

Filed under Opinion

"How late did you go to bed last night?” For a Lamorinda teen, the answer is likely to be some ridiculous hour deep into the night or even worse early in the morning. The heavy lidded student might then list off the numerous...

Clinton Run Reshaping Attitudes

Kate Ginley, Opinion Editor

November 8, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Hillary Clinton, victim of email scandal, sexism, and wife of a cheating husband. And possibly the first female president. In 2008, Clinton first ran for the Democratic party nomination for the presidency against Barack...

Letter to the Editor: Caron Brownlee

Caron Brownlee, Teacher

November 5, 2015

Filed under Opinion

"The Full Catastrophe of Being a Teacher" When the space shuttle Challenger exploded, I was called to become a teacher. Christa McAuliffe was the cheery and passionate social studies teacher chosen to ride with the astronauts...